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First week at a startup: SafetyCulture

The following is an edited, first-hand account of Shirley Gwynn’s inaugural week as Head of Customer Experience at SafetyCulture. An earlier version can be found at the SafetyCulture Blog. Meet me – someone who has only worked in large organisations, with thousands of employees, ...

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SafetyCulture to grow team following Series A round

Townsville auditing startup SafetyCulture is preparing to massively expand its engineering teams following a $6.1 million Series A funding round. The funding comes primarily from existing investors, such as Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar, and will go towards growing SafetyCulture’s engineering teams ...

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Uber not set for Townsville after all

Despite media coverage earlier this year and ongoing rumours, controversial and popular ridesharing service Uber says it has no current plans to enter the Townsville market. A spokesperson from Uber has confirmed that the ridesharing company has no plans to ...

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SafetyCulture launches surgical checklist

Townsville startup SafetyCulture has launched an addition to its iAuditor application that provides medical professionals with surgical safety checklists. The list was developed under the guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO) as part of its global initiative ‘Safe Surgery ...

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eResearch Centre mines tropical data

Say you’re a developer scouting investment. You have motivation, a vision, and maybe even some early-stage funding. But what else could investors need before getting involved in a big project? According to Townsville’s Ian Atkinson, Director of the eResearch Centre at James Cook University, the answer is raw data. “If you want ...

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Townsville talent shines through in software startup

The founder of Townsville development studio Oz Apps, Jayant Varma, sees working in the city as a mixed bag. While he advocates for the city’s accessible business-to-business model, natural beauty and free-flowing traffic, Varma admits that Townsville is not the first point of ...

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Regional startup JESI monitors workers’ safety

The growth of JESI, or Journey Events Safety Innovations, mirrors the evolution of regional entrepreneurship in QLD and, more specifically, reflects a recent push from the Townsville startup scene. Founded in 2012, JESI launched its journey management technology in March last year, ...

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Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar leads $2M investment in SafetyCulture

Less than a month after dual-wins at the Tabby Awards, SafetyCulture has announced a $2.1M investment round lead by none other than Atlassian founder Scott Farquhar, as well as plans for a Sydney office. SafetyCulture founder and CEO Luke Anear emphasised that, ...

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Startup Weekend Queensland connects three separate events

Startup Weekend Queensland launches tonight in Cairns, Townsville and the Gold Coast, the first time the three events will operate simultaneously in the state. The 54-hour startup crash courses, which will follow the standard “Pitch, Build and Launch” structure of ...

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iAuditor punches up at app awards

SafetyCulture’s flagship product iAuditor has taken out two categories at San Francisco’s tablet app competition the Tabby Awards, the only app to win twice. The Townsville company that could has won in Tabby’s Business categories’ “Data Access and Collection” and “IT or Business Tool”, ...

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